Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Regional Affairs

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Regional Affairs

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1999

Jan. 25: The Palestinian Fatah Revolutionary Council of Abu Nidal accused Libya of arresting its members in August 1998 and confiscating an unspecified amount of money. [1/26 NYT, FBIS]

Jan. 31: The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported that, in Rabat, Iran and Morocco had signed a letter of understanding, calling for the expansion of cultural, scientific, and educational relations. [2/2 FBIS]

Feb. 8: In Amman, Jordan's King `Abdallah met with Syrian President Hafiz al-Asad to discuss bilateral relations and regional issues. [2/10 WP]

Feb. 15: In Ankara, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq `Aziz met with Turkish officials to ask Turkey to persuade foreign nations that Iraq had complied, at least partially, with UN disarmament resolutions. [2/16 NYT, FT]

Feb. 17: At the Israeli consulate in Berlin, Israeli guards opened fire, killing three people and injuring 16, when 55 Kurds tried to enter the consulate in response to rumors that Israel's Mossad had played a role in the capture of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader `Abdallah Ocalan. [2/18 NYT, FT]

Feb. 21: Iran's Ayatollah `Ali Khamene'i blamed Iraq for the death of Iraq's Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Sadiq al-Sadr and promised that "Baghdad [would] be held accountable." [2/22 FT]

Feb. …

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